NEW term starts with much-awaited £58,000 school crossing NOT in service. Council bosses have apologised for the delays to the puffin crossing on Broadway which is now operating (website and Free Press September 9) Keeley Love: Six weeks they have had to complete this while all the kids were off and traffic less heavy. Jamie Moorhouse: I’m all for child safety... but 58 grand for a crossing? Would this money not be better spent on a fricking lolly pop lady, they don’t get over £58k a year surely? Dan Mac: Haha this is hilarious. When they started work on it I wondered if they’d finish it on time. They only had three weeks! It was cutting it fine. Viv Murphy: It was dangerous this morning. Some sensible drivers stopped for the kids but the men in company cars which I observed, drove straight through. It’s an accident waiting to happen. Lindsay Harris: Mad it’s not working when schools gone back. The traffic’s really bad and the kids have been struggling to cross. It’s really dangerous Neil Ashman Snr: Waste of money . No difference to a normal crossing only kids will keep pressing buttons for fun . Thank god I go work early Phil Renwick: £58k ??? for a crossing ?? What is happening around here? Emma Farrow: Put a lolly pop person on till it’s fixed! Simple! Nik Litwinenko-Jones: Much needed! Unbelievable they couldn’t complete in the school summer holidays. Elaine Delaney Wright: What exactly is a puffing crossing. What’s wrong with a zebra! Hilary Lucas: LCC should provide a lollipop person to help them cross until it is working!!! Trish Fitzpatrick: It costs so much partly because there was six blokes on a Sunday working on it! Double time for those chaps and they still couldn’t get it ready on time! Emma Cole: Is the crossing gold plated or what? 58k is unreal.
CAN you help find missing ‘elephant’ Nellie? Nellie was a star of the Bacup Flowerpot Festival but went missing from outside the market (website and Free Press September 9) Natalie Mccall: I know this is probably a joke to some and has been reported to have been taken by drunks but look at it if you had put the time and effort to make nellie in the first place and then repair her when she got damaged. It must be so annoying and disheartening to see this if u made it. Hope she is returned and in one piece Michael Badger Taylor: Better call the President... Didn’t she go off with a Trump? Andrew Birkby: It must be in Rawtenstall as I’m sure that’s elephant poop all over my lawn! Sarah Bell: Aww my kids like seeing this before we go up to grandma’s. Jamie Moorhouse: She packed her trunk? Lea Pearce: She’s gone off to the circus.